Absolute beginners and seasoned artists welcome! Whether you are picking up a paintbrush for the first time, or refining techniques you have practiced for years, you will find a supportive, fun and enriching atmosphere at Lux. Take some time to look over our course offerings, and feel free to contact us if you need guidance while choosing a class. See you in the studio!
Listen, learn, and contribute at Studio Series, an ongoing lecture series that features a casual wine reception followed by an interactive discussion with our current artist-in-residence. This popular event routinely sells out, so be sure to register early.
Take advantage of the unique opportunity to explore art through an open dialogue with trained Lux Liaisons. Liaisons are on hand to the general public during open hours, or available for reserved guided tours. We offer a range of tour experiences to serve the public: pre-K through 8th grade school groups, high school and college student groups, and adult community groups.
Groups are welcome during open gallery hours (Thursdays, 1:00pm-5:00pm). We kindly ask that you book at least one week in advance.
Register for our 8 week program Painting with Oils: Personal Guidance and learn the basics of oil painting with visiting artist Vicki Walsh by completing this form and processing payment in the following pages. Course Description Visiting artist Vicki Walsh has a skilled approach to teaching color theory with clear and personally designed instruction for handling paint safely and using color in an inspiring way. Participants come away from this class with a thorough understanding of color and value, and a systematic approach to palette creation that will allow them to use the oil medium with skill and confidence, all while experimenting with subject matter personal to their own artistic interests. Open Studio included. Limited to 10 students. The instructor will provide a materials list on the first day. Materials are not provided for this course.Do you use social media? #vickiwalshart and #luxartinstitute to join the online conversation about this program.If registering more than one adult, please complete one form per participant.If you have any questions about registration, please contact our education team at email@example.com or by calling 760-436-6611. CLICK HERE TO RSVP MORE >
Representing the world we see is the very reason oil paint was invented and it’s the first thing we wish to understand when we are learning to paint. Visiting artist and teacher Alex Schaefer will teach the process of painting step by step from start to finish. To complement a technical foundation, lessons in art history and color theory will demonstrate ways of seeing while building a sense of personal style and expression. This is the ideal course for the beginning painter and an enlightening experience for the advanced artist as well! Open Studio included. Limited to 10 students.Instructor will provide a materials list on day one. Materials are not provided for this course. January 20, 27, February 3, 10, 24, March 3, 10, 17.(No class February 17) CLICK HERE TO REGISTER MORE >
Course DescriptionVisiting artist Allison Renshaw will lead students through the use of a variety of mediums to create personal work for all skill levels. The class will introduce different forms of image transfer and will also explore color, composition, and a variety of formal issues. Students will build skill and confidence and will also uncover personal subject matter while experimenting with content. Allison has had many years of instructing and is excited to challenge students at their experience level. Exposure to other artists working in mixed media is given for students to learn from. Open Studio included. Limited to 10 students. January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 27 March 6, 13, 20.(No class February 20) Click here to register MORE >
Be the first to see the work of Francis Upritchard and meet the artist at the opening reception. 6pm to 7pm- Members Preview with free valet, hors d'oeuvres, light refreshments & entertainment. 7pm to 9pm- Public Opening with live music, drinks and mingling in the Artist Pavilion. Please use the link to RSVP for the event, or, for new members, to process membership and confirm your attendance. Lux relies on annual membership to support its innovative residency program, exhibitions, and educational programming. Other event highlights to enjoy: -Live music-Drinks and light refreshments-New items in the Lux store (Lux Local Members receive 10% discount) CLICK HERE TO RSVP MORE >
Learn the essentials of creating functional ceramics on a potter's wheel. Whether you are new to ceramics or a professional artist looking to further your practice, visiting artist Ryan Gray will take an individualized approach to teaching all aspects of wheel throwing including form making, trimming, altering, assembling, and glazing. This course will help in promoting access and understanding to the importance of ceramic arts while encouraging exploration and self-expression within a supportive and inspiring artistic community. Instructor will provide a materials list on the first day of class. The course includes instruction, a 25 lb bag of clay, glazes, firings and two additional hours of open studio time per class session. Limited to 10 students per section. Mondays, January 29, February 5, 12, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26. (No class February 19) Open Studio: Monday 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM CLICK HERE TO REGISTER MORE >
Learn the essentials of creating functional ceramics on a potter's wheel. Whether you are new to ceramics or a professional artist looking to further your practice, visiting artist Ryan Gray will take an individualized approach to teaching all aspects of wheel throwing including form making, trimming, altering, assembling, and glazing. This course will help in promoting access and understanding to the importance of ceramic arts while encouraging exploration and self-expression within a supportive and inspiring artistic community. Instructor will provide a materials list on the first day of class. The course includes instruction, a 25 lb bag of clay, glazes, firings and two additional hours of open studio time per class session. Limited to 10 students per section. January 31, February 7, 14, 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21. Open Studio: Wednesday 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM CLICK HERE TO REGISTER MORE >
Join us for Francis Upritchard's Studio Series on February 15th. Experience a unique opportunity, as Resident Artist Francis Upritchard leads an engaging discussion about both her work and artistic process. -See Resident Artist Francis Upritchard's work from 5-5:45 in the Artist Pavilion -Mingle in the Education Pavilion from 5:30-6:15-Listen and engage with Francis during her Studio Talk 6:15-7:15Further Questions: Please contact our Visitor Services team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 760-436-6611. About the Artist: Upritchard’s intuitive investigations into cultural heritage morph into sculptural forms that transcend cultures and gender and blend the past with the present to create a contemporaneity that is timeless. Upritchard incorporates different materials that are non-toxic and malleable as much as possible, which allow her to get up close and spend personal time with her material. One of the materials she uses is balata, which is a rubber from Brazil. The balata is put in a malleable state by warming it in hot water, after which it is placed in a tub with cold water. In this part of the process the artist has to work quickly and therefore her work has to be intuitive. Watercolor paintings accompany the process as studies.Pedestals are important in Upritchard’s work as they define how a viewer sees it. She uses old furniture or custom made pedestals in rejection of the white cube pedestal. Her relationship with crafts, shown through her use of furniture, fabric, and jewelry, is important to her practice and celebrates crafts as an art form. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER MORE >